<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Tue, 26 May 2015 08:46:39 -0700 Tue, 26 May 2015 08:46:39 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:21:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[Majority of Voters Not Paying Attention to Senate Race]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:27:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AC-KNTV-6PM-5192015---22012717.jpg
Voters are not paying much attention to next year’s open primary election for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat, according to the latest NBC Bay Area Field Poll.
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<![CDATA[Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 21:15:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/AP142050022358.jpg
Jim Kenney is one step closer to becoming Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination in Tuesday's primary. The 57-year-old former at-large city councilman was declared the winner...

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<![CDATA[Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 16:35:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/471658670.jpg
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through...]]>
<![CDATA["Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 09:43:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president sent an inaugural tweet from a new @POTUS Twitter account on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Analysis: Early Advice for Assessing CSAG’s Plan]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 17:56:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/Qualcomm-Chargers-Stadium.jpg
No dancing around maypoles yet or dismissing things out-of-hand for, let’s say, 48 hours.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Heralds the Summer of Hillary Clinton]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 03:37:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-SNL-Louis-CK-16-May-2015-2.jpg
Nevermind the nice weather: Hillary Clinton was in campaign mode on "Saturday Night Live," and she is taking to sandy beaches and picnic tables across America to earn her place in the White House.

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<![CDATA[County Supervisor Defends Himself Amid Call for Resignation]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 17:56:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dave-roberts-051215_3.jpg
San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts said allegations against him, claiming that he misused public funds and retaliated against employees, have not affected his “accessibility or responsiveness” to...]]>
<![CDATA[GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 16:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP759153459907.jpg
A New Hampshire staffer for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign licked the camera of a liberal tracking group trying to videotape the candidate on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Skewers GOP Presidential Candidates]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 04:33:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/Ted-Cruz-Bobby-Moynihan-SNL-9-May-2015.jpg
"Saturday Night Live" skewered Republicans running for the presidential nomination in a skit featuring the Southern Republican Leadership Conference — but Hillary Clinton didn't exactly escape unscathed.

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<![CDATA[Coronado to Study Bridge Barrier]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 10:19:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sandiegogeneric_san_diego_generic.jpg
A grass roots effort to end suicides on the Coronado Bay Bridge received the support of the Coronado City Council Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Faulconer Proposes 7% Hike in City's Budget]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 11:28:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mayor-Kevin-Faulconer-030351.jpg
The first of five hearings is scheduled to take place Monday as city officials discuss how public dollars will be used in the next year.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Christie Aides Plead Not Guilty]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/kelly-Baroni.jpg
Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George...]]>
<![CDATA[Sen. Sanders Announces White House Bid]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:21:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/sanders-announce.jpg
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his plans to run for the White House in 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diego Leaders Head to DC]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:10:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Myrtle-Cole-0412.jpg
Three San Diego City Council members will travel to Washington, D.C., to speak with federal officials and Congressional representatives. They're expected to discuss their "families first" agenda, plus drought...]]>
<![CDATA[SD Congressional Members Sound Off on Threats, Gridlock]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:50:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+congressional+leaders+luncheon.png
San Diego's Congressional members increasingly find themselves focusing on issues far beyond the timeless mission of "bringing home the bacon" to their constituents.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:09:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg
President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[City Councilwoman Discusses Retirement Plans]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:10:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Marti+Emerald+Retires+Press+Conference+Generic.jpg
San Diego Councilwoman Marti Emerald said she plans to retire after her term ends next year and will not run for re-election.]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill Would Mandate Teens Take CPR Training]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:24:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CPR-Generic.jpg
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would mandate that high school students receive CPR training before they graduate.

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<![CDATA[Clinton Has Qualms on Trade Deal]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:16:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/l_apclintonburritox1200.jpg
Hillary Rodham Clinton expressed qualms Tuesday about the sweeping trade deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Pacific nations. Without weighing in for or against the agreement, Clinton told students...

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<![CDATA[Nancy Pelosi, California Reps Visit Naval Base SD]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nancy+pelosi+and+Susan+Davis.JPG
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi paid a visit to Naval Base San Diego Monday as she seeks to get a closer look at the needs of the U.S. Navy.]]>
<![CDATA[City Sidewalk Liability Now Under Review]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:24:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/san+diego+city+sidewalk.jpg
There are 5,000 miles of sidewalks in the city of San Diego, and all too many can be unsafe for strollers, joggers, cyclists and skateboarders.

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<![CDATA[Waning Water Supplies Spawn Tidal Wave of Challenges]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:18:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/drought-generic-april-13_3.jpg
California’s virtual perma-drought crisis is being called "the new normal" for life going forward in the Golden State.

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<![CDATA[SD Zoo Subsidies Face Legal Hurdles Under Prop. 13]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:07:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Zoo-0403.jpg
The San Diego Zoo may be well-financed and world-famous -- but apparently not so flush that repairs and maintenance aren't a financial issue.]]>